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By Gerry Farrell

Indian track and the West examines perceptions and representations of Indian track within the West over a interval of 2 hundred years, starting from orientalist experiences of Indian historical past and tradition within the eighteenth and 19th centuries, to the adoption of components from Indian song in Western pop culture within the latter 1/2 the 20th century. Gerry Farrell charts where of Indian song in the context of colonialism, using Indian imagery in Western well known songs and at the degree, and the early days of the gramophone in India. Farrell additionally demonstrates how Indian tune has been stumbled on and re-discovered within the West, and the way those discoveries have mirrored altering cultural, social, and political family members among India and the West. this can be the tale of the interface among refined and complicated musical systems.

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